Fat to fit: causes and control of childhood obesity

Thomas John

Childhood obesity is on the rise in India. We are all aware of the adverse effects of this on our young population so let us, parents and teachers, join hands to fight childood obesity. Here are a few tips.

Visibly different

Arun Elassery

A school that follows alternative principles despite being large, Shishuvan is a pefect example to show that alternative means of learning do not have to be hindered because of huge numbers.

I am very stupid: I don’t want to go to school anymore

Geetha Durairajan

A primary responsibility that teachers have is to nurture children into emotionally healthy and confident young people. Therefore, it is very important that they think about the means they adopt to achieve this.

A balancing act

Vandana Aggarwal

Balance is very important in life. Whether it is work-life balance or balancing ourselves on one foot. Balancing two equations in chemistry or balancing numbers in math, eating a balanced diet, or maintaining balance in the environment. So let’s take a closer look at balance and see what are the different things we can learn about it.

A hilly trail of books

Nabanita Deshmukh

The Lohit Youth Library Network has completed 10 successful years of spreading the joy of reading. With its 13 libraries spread across Arunachal Pradesh, the Network of youth voluteers guided by their ‘guru’, Satyanarayan Mundayoor, has managed to inspire a reading movement in the valley.

Jhamtse Gatsal: Garden of love and compassion

Risha Borooah

Nestled amidst the beautiful hills of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is Jhamtse Ghatsal, a school for orphans, abandoned children, and children of single parents. Here children learn apart from their academic subjects, the language of love and compassion.

Dear Teacher… from Yours sincerely

Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur

In the form of a letter to teachers, the authors ask you searching questions that lead you to rethink the “idea” of a teacher.

Adding fun to math

Suma Vivekanandan

Since math is an abstract subject, grasping it becomses easy for children if the subject is introduced to them through games. Here are a few simple games that you can get your students to play to understand LCM, multiplication, fractions, and number properties.

A feeling for numbers

Pooja Keshavan Singh

At its basic level mathematics is necessary for every individual, but beyond that one doesn’t need mathematics for survival. Why then have we elevated the subject to such importance that our children actually feel suffocated? Let us not create frustrated and angry students who hate mathematics. Let us give them the space to understand and love the world of numbers.

Rights, responsibilities, and redressal

Every teacher knows what their responsibilities are. But, do they know what rights they have? In case those rights are infringed where they can go? In the absence of associations to take up their cases, proper guidelines, and redressal mechanisms most teachers, especially in the private education sector, are left to try and solve their problems themselves.